Have you ever travelled in a group before? We have, a few times. Yes, while there are times you want to travel with just your spouse or your family, groups can also be a lot of fun.

The great thing about groups is that many times you can save a little money, or get some perks for less than everyone else could get them. The downside about groups is if you have a lot planned for your group. Then you don’t have much “alone” time for you and your family.

My favorite way to travel as a group is to have some planned activities, but not for all day (unless it is a full day excursion that everyone wants to do). It’s also good to have a day or two with no activities planned so you can do as you please for those days.

Then there are conferences on ships. This is a great favorite. While you have days at sea, you have your conference. The days you are in port are yours to do as you please. You get the best of both worlds, because you typically have a day of work (conference) then a day of play, then a day of work, etc.

The first conference on a cruise ship Wayne and I went to was on the Norwegian Epic. While it was for travel, and most of the people in the group we didn’t know, there were seven of us who already knew each other (and pretty well, too), so we planned to do some things together on our “play” days as well as some dinners. What was really funny was my husband was the only man in that group of seven. I guess he was the token man.

Is there somewhere you’ve always wanted to go but thought it would be better to go there if you had a group of friends with you? Well, don’t hesitate any longer. Talk to your friends and see if they are interested in going with a group. If they are, just contact us and we’ll help set it up and help coordinate the whole thing.

By the way, here is a video of one of the “play” days. We were in port, but a couple of us had already been there (and more than once), so we stayed on the ship for lower crowds on the water slides.